There have been 36 local cases of infection detected in mainland France since May

There have been 36 local cases of infection detected in mainland France since May

36 cases of dengue fever have been detected in mainland France since surveillance began, i.e. 1any May 20 and October 2023, he said Public health France. This contagious disease is spread in tropical and subtropical climates by the bite of a mosquito. So-called “original” cases mean that people infected with the disease did not travel to areas abundant with these types of bites as is the case in the Antilles. Hence, they were likely bitten in mainland France, where the presence of tiger mosquitoes is increasing as global warming advances.

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The southern regions are most affected

According to the public health report in France published on Tuesday, October 24, more than 1,374 cases of dengue fever were discovered between October 1any May and October 20, 2023 in France. The organization indicates that the original cases were recorded in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in 14 individuals. In Occitanie, dengue fever infected 19 people and in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, there were two cases. In Ile-de-France, only one case of dengue fever has been identified. So we can easily assume that warmer climates in southern regions favor the spread of tiger mosquitoes.

according to Global Health Organization (WHO), Most patients do not experience symptoms but the most frequent symptoms include high temperature, body aches and nausea. Overseas, Martinique and Guadeloupe are facing a significant increase in dengue cases. Since August 17, 2023, the Antilles have entered the epidemic phase.

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